Rascal Flatts goes Live & Loud
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
– Rascal Flatts launched its Farmers Insurance Presents Rascal Flatts "Live & Loud" tour in Jones Beach, N.Y. this past weekend performing for 32,000 fans.
Special guests on the tour include the Band Perry and 2012's The Voice winner Cassadee Pope.
Flatts' performance on Friday night at the Nikon at Jones Beach was the venue's grand opening since Hurricane Sandy hit the area last year.
The tour continues this weekend with shows in Atlanta, and Tampa and West Palm Beach, Fla.
Remaining tour dates are:
June 14 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
June 15 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
June 16 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 23 Grand Junction, CO Country Jam USA
June 27 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 28 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
June 29 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 18 Eau Claire, WI Country Jam USA
July 19 Stateline, NV Harvey's Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
July 23 Paso Robles, CA California Mid State Fair
July 25 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days
Aug. 2 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
Aug. 3 Bomanville, ON Mosport Park Raceway/Boots & Hearts Festival
Aug. 9 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Aug. 10 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Aug. 16 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 17 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
Sept. 5 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 6 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sept. 7 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
Sept. 12 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
Sept. 13 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sept. 14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 26 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Sept. 27 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Sept. 28 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Oct. 3 Las Cruces, NM Pam American Center/ New Mexico State University
Oct. 4 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena
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